Welch Calls Nation Building In Afghanistan “A Failure”

Congressman Peter Welch says the time has come for the United States to withdraw virtually all of its troops from Afghanistan because President Obama’s policy of "nation building" has been a failure. Welch is teaming up with one of the most conservative members of Congress to restrict funding for the war in Afghanistan.

Vermont Marine Dies In Afghanistan

A Marine from Danville, Vermont has died in fighting in Afghanistan. The U.S. Department of Defense says 22-year-old Cpl. Ian M. Muller was killed Friday in combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Stream Of Vermont Guard Members Begins To Return

The Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington is homecoming central this week. National Guard members are arriving by the planeload at Burlington International Airport as soldiers return from their deployment to Afghanistan. Thursday morning, 98 Guard members arrived to emotional greetings with family, friends and military and political leaders.  

VPR Vermont Poll Finds Worries About Afghanistan, Economy

Vermonters are raising concerns about U-S military involvement overseas, but they consider the economy the most pressing issue. The VPR Vermont Poll gauged public opinion on national issues, as well as state political races. And by a wide margin, the results indicate that the public remains focused on the economic downturn.